The Puttar in Uttar Pradesh

In just one month of electioneering in UP, the Congress has all but revealed its expectations of the results in UP and in the process exposed its desperation, its delusion and finally its dejection in advance of the tally. This piece argues that the Congress’ unprecedented attacks on the EC are a result of acute … Continue reading

The Jungpura episode: Community Vs Communality.

The recent episode of the demolition of an illegal mosque in Jungpura in New Delhi has been an eye opener for all concerned. Apart from blinkered governance, it has to rate as a most bizarre case of the government arguing against its own property! What seemed like a protracted legal battle of a well-meaning, law abiding … Continue reading

Rein in Rahul

From being sold as India’s future to being lampooned for jeopardizing the future of his own party, it’s been a steady ride down hill for the Gandhi scion. However the real problem is not that he is incompetent or immature; the problem is that his party cannot tell him that and must actualize his hare … Continue reading

India and the Idea of Identity.

 Written to commemorate India’s sixty-third year of Independence, this post argues that without a well defined sense of identity, nations fail to be great. And that Nehruvian political tradition has asphyxiated  our natural oeuvre. Sixty Three years after independence, even as we ponder what we have made of this nation, there will be tributes to … Continue reading

Stoned Immaculate*

The new-found Kashmiri talent for chucking stones at Indian forces is raising the bar for foreign policy, political gamesmanship, civil society activism and even sport. So is this the Kashmiri’s new weapon of mass distraction? Or are we too stoned to register? The latest round of stone pelting in Kashmir has a lot of people … Continue reading